Middle Schooling at Brisbane Boys’ College has been developed to cater to the unique needs of Years 7 to 9 boys as they progress from Junior to Senior School learning environments. For most, this means moving away from their dependence largely on a single, classroom teacher to a more independent environment, characterised by a variety of teachers and classroom settings.
Our committed Middle School staff tailor their academic programs to engage and enthuse their students with a carefully crafted blend of rigour and fun. All of this occurs against the pastoral backdrop of a cohort-specific wellbeing program based on the science of Positive Psychology and directed towards helping boys understand how to apply their character strengths to work through setbacks and build resilience.
Exposure to specific study skills programs, service and leadership opportunities mean that Middle School boys make their transition to the Senior School well prepared for the challenges of their senior years.
To get them off to a running start, our Year 7 boys take part in a unique ‘Orient and Connect’ Retreat program in the first week of the academic year. Designed to help boys build resilience and alleviate any anxieties associated with the transition to high school, the retreat helps boys to foster a sense of place and belonging within a community they will forever be a part of.